In the vast majority of states, a driver is presumed to be legally drunk if they have more than .08 blood alcohol content. Indeed, those who drive over this legal limit should probably face consequences, as in the vast majority of people, a .08 BAC will make it difficult if not impossible to drive safely.
When you think of car accidents in the Portland area, you might believe the only dangers you should be aware of involve alcohol and distractions. However, there are many motorists who operate their vehicles while high on pain medications, illicit drugs and marijuana.
If you perform a series of repetitive motions for your job, you might be noticing a difference in how you feel lately. An ache here, some stiffness there, even significant and ongoing pain. If you have been performing the same type of work for a while, you might have a repetitive motion injury.
The people of Portland expect that their employers will provide them with a safe place to work. Should they wind up getting hurt at work, it is therefore quite understandable that Portlanders and other Oregonians will first look to their employers to make things right, even when, strictly speaking, the injury wasn't the employer's legal responsibility. There is still the expectation that employers in Oregon take care of their employees.
Emergency medical services (EMS) employees have a higher rate of work-related injuries compared with the general workforce, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
While the following accident didn't happen here in Portland, Oregon, the circumstances of the crash will soon be relevant to every city all across the country; because the self-driving revolution isn't stopping.
As time passes by, our technology improves. This allows for a lot of incredible development in many different areas and industries. Specific to automobiles and traffic safety, it means that a lot of cars and trucks have advanced to a point where their safety equipment prevents a lot of injuries and deaths. This is why we have seen an 18 percent decline nationally in the traffic fatality rate from 2006 to 2015.